27th Annual Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000
Beginning April 1st through April 5th, Arizona will be home to one of the premier vintage road rallies in the country: the Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000.
Started back in 1990 by the Men’s Art Council as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Art Museum, this scenic rally takes crews through the desert and alpine terrain of the state of Arizona, offering a new and unique route each year.
Vintage Chariots Await
The Copperstate 1000 headlines pre-1973 vintage and sporting cars. Previous crews have driven Morgans, Studebakers, Packards, MGs, Lotuses, Hudsons, Ferrari, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW and much, much more.
The Rally Kicks Off at the Copperstate Roadrunner
Held on the morning of April 2nd, the public will give its customary send-off to the crews of the Copperstate 1000 at the Copperstate Roadrunner. Beginning around 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time, visitors can visit with the crews and scope out the cars at the Tempe Diablo Stadium, located in downtown Tempe, Arizona.
This is the opportunity for the public to experience the atmosphere and the allure of the rally if they were unable to partake in the spectacle themselves. Here, thousands of spectators can flock to survey the field competing in the rally.
As is customary, visitors to Copperstate Roadrunner can see the send-off of the crews for the rally, beginning around 9:30 a.m. Drivers and co-drivers are announced over the loud-speaker behind the wheel of their master vehicle conquering the stretches of the Arizona desert.
Another fun facet of the Roadrunner is the Car Corral. This meet-up, organized by various car clubs in the area, sections off parts of the stadium by model and make. It has served as a great destination for car clubs and enthusiasts to meet and unite over their shared passion for cars.